Heed our Advise: Health Ministry Warns
The Ministry of Health and Medical Services continues to remind the public to take necessary precautions to safe guard their health.
After a disaster it always is anticipated that there is a possibility of a surge of diseases. While the Ministry confirms that there is no outbreak of any diseases at this stage, people are urged to take heed of health advice issued by the Health Ministry. Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone Usamate said public health is now a focus area and is being strengthened with continuous ground work at affected areas. “We are working and monitoring the situation on the ground. However we must not be complacent and our focus must be on ensuring that we are looking after our health. “While the Ministry is committed to this, people must adhere to the health advice being issued”.
Following simple steps can assist greatly in preventing the spread of diseases. For instance: destroying mosquito breeding places, proper hand washing before handling food and after visiting the toilet, boiling drinking water and practicing proper hygiene. “While the Ministry is doing everything it can within its capacity we need people to be proactive when it comes to their health. Part of our mission is to ensure that people are empowered to take ownership of their health”.
Health awareness activities through outreach teams and through media platforms will con- tinue as the Ministry continues to work around the clock to fully restore health services in affected areas. Source: Ministry of Health and Medical Services
Minister of Defence Timoci Natuva and Minister for Health and Medical Services Jone
Usamate during a visit to Koro.